Last weekend I attended the Cat Art Show LA for the opening reception and I have to say, it was by far the best art show I’ve ever seen! Well, of course, that’s because every piece in the show was inspired by a cat. But really, it is a truly impressive collection of some of the finest artists from all over the world, beautifully curated by Susan Michals. I could have stayed for days just looking at everything.
Several of the artists were at the opening reception, including one of my favorites, Shepard Fairey, who had a piece in the show and who also made 100 limited edition prints that were available for sale, a portion of the proceeds going to benefit Stray Cat Alliance. In fact, a portion of all sales from the show will go to support the important work they do to help homeless cats in Los Angeles.
You can see some of my other favorite artists who I have written about before, including Dean Russo and Christian Guémy (C215). ”Orange Cat” by Nicholas Chistiakov and ”Cat” by Michael Wolf both added big splashes of color to the exhibit.
There were several pieces for Sphynx lovers, including “Feline Study” by Justin Bower (above left) and “The Marked” a pair of paintings by Anita Kunz (above top right). Buff Monster adds a pop of pink, his signature color, to the exhibit.
Another of my favorites is the giant painting (above left) ”A Great Big Giant World” by Marc Dennis. This was available on a poster. I made sure to snap one up.
From colorful to subdued, and in every style you can imagine, this collection includes something to suit any cat lover’s taste.
It was a diverse crowd with people of all ages and backgrounds coming together to enjoy the show.
This unique piece by Brooklyn-based FAILE incorporates their distinctive street art style.
One of the highlights of my evening was getting to meet Shepard Fairey. He was spotted outside the gallery placing one of his stickers on a post immediately upon his arrival. Sneaky.
The Cat Art Show LA runs through February 2, 2014. If you’re in LA you won’t want to miss this incredible show!